Episode 62: Spring Recap 2019 pt. 1 - Beyonce, Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion, Anderson Paak, Wu-Tang
The 80z Babies recap some big moments and album releases from the spring. Timestamps and synopsis in the description below. (1:23) Beyonce - Homecoming Praise for the 'Before I Let Go' single; debate on whether the couple's display of Blackness is genuine or capitalistic; praise for the Netflix special; Yinka shares his fear of rubbin' shoulders while Swag Surfin'. (21:34) Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men Method Man was a poor drug dealer; the members lost confidence in RZA for the later projects; Divine's business mentality vs RZA's family mentality; Outlaw loves Wu-Tang, water is wet. (36:24) DJ Khaled - Father of Asahd Yinka's bored with glorified karaoke singers; debate on musicality vs merchandising; praise for 'Higher' and 'Big Boy Talk', Outlaw can no longer predict hits; DJ Khaled salty with not reaching #1; misuse of Buju Banton's talent. (46:15) Megan Thee Stallion - Fever Outlaw fucks with the album, but doesn't see Megan as a stallion; praise for the studio quality of the album; Megan can flow; appreciate the contributions of Juicy J and Project Pat; more women finding a lane for themselves. (54:01) Anderson .Paak - Ventura Ventura was the best album of the quarter, water is wet; praise for 'Make it Better', 'Jet Black', and 'Come Home'; 'Reachin 2 Much' resonates with Outlaw who admits to his shortcomings as a boyfriend; Anderson .Paak is very relatable while being amorphous, and connects really well with the mature generation. (1:10:40) Schoolboy Q - Crash Talk Yinka's disappointed with the project despite being a Q fan; praise for 'Attention'; 'Water' a surprise hit; appreciate that DJ Premier's getting sampled in 2019. (1:14:04) 2 Chainz - Rap or Go to the League Outlaw had high expectations but was disappointed, citing lazy lyrics; debate on LeBron James as an executive producer. (1:19:59) Tyler, the Creator - Igor Praise for the music production of the album, but Outlaw is absolutely disgusted with the vocals. (1:23:25) Logic - Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Yinka opted out, but Outlaw was pleasantly surprised; praise for 6ix production; praise for features including Eminem, Gucci Mane and Will Smith; debate on Logic's image problem; online petition to revoke Logic's N-Word pass; Outlaw ironically shades a fellow mixed person; debate on deep seeded insecurities and succumbing to external pressures.
Duration: 1 hr 38 min